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We all know that human chocolate is not good for dogs, in fact it is positively baaaaadddddd. But does that mean that us dogs should be left out of the Easter fun? In a word, no.

You humans could buy your woofer a pack of mass-produced Easter treats that all the pet shops have in store.

Alternatively, and it’s just a suggestion mind, how about making the treats yourself? It isn’t as hard as you might think. Us dogs also get to hope that you might just drop something which requires our vacuuming services.

To help you on your way, here’s a simple recipe

  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250ml hot water
  • 500g wholemeal flour
  • 500g plan flour
  • 250g cornmeal *
  • 65g wheat germ *

* can be bought from most health food shops if not in your supermarket.

Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir well. Then add the wet ingredients (having dissolved the stock cube in the water) and mix well.

Tip the dough mixture onto a floured surface and roll out to approx 1cm thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a non-stick baking tray 1-2cm apart.

Bake in centre of pre-heated non-fan oven (140C) for about 2 hours.

Leave to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

For added treatiness, how about brushing the top of each biscuit with melted carob chips?